The Religion of the Nabataeans : A Conspectus (Religions in the Graeco-roman World)

The Religion of the Nabataeans : A Conspectus (Religions in the Graeco-roman World)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 160 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9789004107540
  • DDC分類 299.27

基本説明

After a critical survey of the sources, the author analyses systematically the information on the individual gods worshipped by the Nabataeans, including a detailed illustrated account of temples and iconography.

Full Description


The history of the Nabataean Kingdom of Hellenistic-Roman times, centred on Petra, is now well known, but until the publication of this book, no monograph has been devoted to Nabataean religion, known to us principally from inscriptions in Nabataean Aramaic, iconography, archaeology and Greek literary texts.After a critical survey of the sources, the author analyses systematically the information on the individual gods worshipped by the Nabataeans, including a detailed illustrated account of temples and iconography. A further major section discusses religious themes: aniconism, henotheism, death-cult and the divinisation of kings. In a final chapter, Nabataean religion is considered in relation to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.The book will be of particular interest to historians of religion in the Graeco-Roman Near East and to Semitic epigraphists.